Christian Barrier was born in France. In his youth, he grew up and spent time in the streets of the sensitive suburban neighbourhood “Vénissieux les Minguettes”. In his teenage years he faced and dealt with street confrontations as a part of daily life.
In 1981 at the age of 18 he joined the ranks of the 9ème RCP, a paratrooper regiment in Pau (South of France). For 10 years in France, he practiced Shotokan Karate, Full Contact Boxing, and more recently Muay Thai and Krav Maga. In 2008 Christian immigrated to Canada and become a Krav Maga instructor in International Expert Thierry Yossi Cimkauskas’ school network Isareli Imi System. Before creating his own school, Thierry Yossi Cimkauskas was the former IKMF (International Krav Maga Federation) director in Ottawa.
In July 2015, Christian moved to Canmore and started to teach Krav Maga in the Bow Valley and in Calgary. Single father of a boy born in 2010, Christian is also passionate about self-supported and self-sufficient wilderness expeditions. He is certified 40h in Advanced Wilderness & Remote First Aid by the Red Cross and teach regularly to his boy life values such as respect, honor, self-discipline, hard work as well as hiking and scrambling mountains in backcountry!
Do not hesitate, come to meet him at class, speak with his students, and check out the Google reviews about his school.